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Basketball underway at DEA

David Emanuel Academy started basketball play back in mid-November and have played several games since then. The varsity boys are a perfect 7–0, the middle school boys are 3–4, the varsity girls are 5–5, and the middle school girls are 3–5 so far with more than half their schedule remaining.

The middle school boys opened the season for DEA on November 15, traveling to Bulloch Academy and picking up a 35–32 win. They’ve since beaten EBA 28–25 at home in Stillmore on December 2, Screven Christian 41–14 at home in Stillmore on December 7, and John Hancock Academy 34–14 at home in Stillmore on December 10. The middle school boys’ three losses came at the hands of Coastal Academy on November 18 (54–14), Fullington Academy on December 3 (31–29), and Edmund Burke Academy on December 13 (27–17); all three of these contests were played on the road.

The middle school girls opened play as well on November 15, traveling to Statesboro to take on the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy. While the boys got off to a great start, the girls weren’t so fortunate, dropping their opener 38–6.

The middle school Lady Eagles would go on to fall in their next three games, one at home against Portal on November 17 by a score of 30–13; another at-home game, this time against Edmund Burke on December 2 by a score of 23–8; and a road trip to Fullington on December 3 by a score of 17–13.

However, in the weeks since, the middle school girls have somewhat righted the ship. They’ve picked up two wins, taking down Screven Christian on December 7 at home 32–8 as well as John Hancock on December 10 at home 18–8.

On Monday, the middle school Lady Eagles faltered again slightly, losing in a close game to Edmund Burke in Waynesboro 15–9.

The varsity girls have been faring well enough this year so far, splitting the schedule. Their season began November 17 opener in Portal. The Lady Eagles made quick work of the Lady Panthers, winning 46–37.

They would go on to take down Coastal on the road on November 18 by a score of 56–26. The varsity Lady Eagles took on John Hancock in Waynesboro at tournament host Edmund Burke Academy on November 22, downing the Lady Rebels 52–29.

Next on the hitlist was Glascock County in Gibson on November 30. The Lady Panthers were no match as DEA came away with a 70–55 win.

Unfortunately, the next four games would prove to be a bumpy road for the DEA varsity girls.

The team fell 54–47 to Edmund Burke at home in Stillmore on December 2, then suffered consecutive losses to Fullington on the road on December 3 (48–43), at home versus Glascock County on December 7 (44–39), and on the road at Nat Greene on December 9 (50–40).

The Lady Eagles got back in the win column on Friday, December 10, beating John Hancock at home in Stillmore 49–30. Edmund Burke came to Stillmore two days ago, however, and edged out the lady Eagles 40–38.

The varsity boys played extremely impressively, winning every game on the schedule to date, including their opener on November 30 against Glascock County 52–38.

Their next match-up was against Edmund Burke at home on December 2, and they won 51–34.

The Eagles made it three in a row when they traveled to Fullington on December 3, winning 49–44, and the victories have continued to come for coach Daniel Flowers and company ever since.

In a rematch against Glascock on December 7, the varsity Eagles downed the Panthers 43–36 at home. The Nat Greene Patriots couldn’t overcome David Emanuel’s high-scoring offense, either, on December 9, losing 67–32 despite a home court advantage.

David Emanuel has picked up two more wins in the last week, defeating John Hancock in Stillmore on December 10 (42–28) and Edmund Burke in Waynesboro on December 13 (29–27).

A few players are leading the way for each DEA basketball team. Kaden Lynch and Racyn Faircloth are putting up big numbers for the varsity boys while the varsity girls’ top scorers have been Bree Wimberly and Sara Jo Perkins. Middle school girls Addalyn Terwilliger and Aubrey Scott are contributing often for the Lady Eagles, and Brody Fleming and Ethan Fields are doing the same for the middle school boys.

Look for updates on David Emanuel basketball as the season progresses.

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